Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, previously Model Floriculture Center, is a tulip garden in Srinagar. It is the largest tulip garden in Asia spread over an area of about 30 hectares. It is situated on the foothills of Zabarwan Range with an overview of Dal Lake. The garden was opened in 2007 with the aim to boost floriculture and tourism in Kashmir Valley. The garden is built on a sloping ground in a terraced fashion consisting of seven terraces. Apart from tulips, many other species of flowers – hyacinths, daffodils and ranunculus have been added as well
Tulip festival is an annual celebration that aims to showcase the range of flowers in the garden as a part of tourism efforts by the Government of Jammu and Kashmir. It is organized during the onset of spring season in Kashmir valley.
How to Reach to Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip garden, Srinagar Kashmir
22 Kms from Sheikh ul Alam International Airport Srinagar
8 Kms from Lalchowk Srinagar
Tulip Festival Kashmir
One of its kind in India, the Tulip Festival in Kashmir celebrates the blooming season of the magnificent Tulips. Indira Gandhi Memorial Tulip Garden adds to the natural beauty of Srinagar. Nestled on the foothills of Zabarwan Range, the largest tulip garden in Asia presents a stunning view of the Dal Lake. The seven terraced garden was built with the intention to promote tourism and floriculture in Kashmir.
Govt of Jammu and Kashmir organizesKashmir Tulip festival every year to celebrate the onset of tourism season in Kashmir in the month of April as part of Bahaar-e-Kashmir event in Srinagar.
This festival is intended to bring more tourists to valley of Kashmir and many programmes like cultural events , music shows, food festival and travel agents conferences are organized by the government during this period.
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Every year tulip garden is opened for public in the month of March when the tulips start to bloom in the garden. The Garden remains open till end of April and then its closed for public.
Attractions Around Srinagar Tulip Garden:
There are many other tourist attractions in close vicinity to the famous tulip garden in Srinagar that you can visit on your tour to Siraj Bagh.
- Botanical Garden: Jawahar Lal Memorial Botanical Garden spread over 197 acres this garden was built in 1969 in memory of Indian prime minister Jawahar lal Nehru is the closet attraction to tulip garden Srinagar. In fact the two garden share same peripheral wall. Hosting a variety of about 150,00 ornamental plants and a huge collection of oak varieties. It also has a rare collection of Kashmiri tropical plants.
- Cheshma Shahi: A ruminant of the Mughal period cheshma Shahi meaning Royal Springs is small and charming. It was laid out by the Mughal Governor Ali Mardan Khan for Emperor Shah Jahan. 2.2 Kms away Cheashm Shahi is at five minute drive from Tulip Garden Srinagar. Shah Jahan built a pavilion and laid out the Mughal garden in three terraces, each above the other by 18 feet. Cheshma Shahi is famous for the pure and refreshing spring that flows from it.
- Pari Mahal: Another Mughal period ruminant Pari Mahal ( the Palace of Farris) is 3.8 Kms from Siraj Bagh on the same Cheshma Shahi Road. Its a seven terraced garden over looking Dal Lake and Srinagar City.
- Royal Springs Golf Course: 2.7 kms from IGM Tulip Garden Royal Springs Golf Course on Boulevard Road was designed American golfer Robert Trent Jones Jr. This Golf course is the No.1 golf course in India. With all modern golf course amenities. Royal Springs Golf course is also considered to be the most picturesque Golf course in Asia.
- Nishat Bagh: 3.3 Kms away on Boulevard road is another famous tourist attraction Nishat Bagh. In 1633 it was built by Asif Khan, elder brother of Nur Jehan wife of Mughal empror Shah Jehan. Meaning the Garden of Gladness this terraced garden commands a magnificent view of the lake beneath the snow-capped Pir Panjal mountain range that stands far away to the west of the valley.
- Shalimar Bagh: Meaning “abode of love.” Mughal Emperor Jahangir built this gardens in 1619, it was a gift for his wife, Nor Jahan. At 12 min drive just 6.2kms on boulevard road is one of the largest Mughal gardens of Kashmir valley Shalimar Bagh. This beautiful garden, covering a prime 31-acre (12.4-hectare) area on the eastern banks of Kashmir’s Dal Lake, is a must to visit place in Srinagar.
- Zabarwan Park: At 4kms on return drive of 6min from Tulip garden is latest built Zabarwan Park. The park is good to eat place closet to Nehru park Srinagar with you can enjoy Kashmiri folk music here performed live by folk singers of Kashmir in evening, besides that park has a 3d cinema Hall Ample parking and many other amenities. you can visit the park on return from other tourist attraction on boulevard road.
Besides these popular places there are other places adjacent o IGM Tulip garden Srinagar Like The Lalit Grand Place Hotel, Hotel Vivanta By Taj, Private Golf Course, Apple Orchards, Handicrafts Showroom, Shanker Acharay Temple, Nun Kun Park, Nehru Park, Foreshore Road, Harwan garden, Dachi Gam national Park and off course Char Chinari in Dal Lake.